10 Things to Know for Friday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. TRUE STORIES OF LIFE ON THE CRIPPLED CRUISE SHIP
As the Carnival Triumph creeps toward Mobile, Ala., passengers recount horror stories. 2. HAGEL NOMINATION HITS SNAG Senate Republicans block the would-be defense secretary, demanding unrelated information on the Benghazi attack — which the White House says was already provided. 3. BLADE SHOCKER Oscar Pistorius could have been voted "least likely to kill someone" by those who ran track with him, now the feel-good story of the Summer Olympics is sullying the sport. 4. QUEEN OF THE HIGH ROLLERS The former mayor of San Diego acknowledges looting millions from her husband's charity as she wagered a billion dollars — yes, with a 'B' — during a years-long gambling binge. 5. WHEN IT'S TIME FOR A SENATOR TO RETIRE Democrat Frank Lautenberg won't seek re-election at age 90, but says "this is not the end of anything" as he outlines goals for the rest of his term. 6. HOMES FOR DRONES The FAA looks for sites across the U.S. to test unmanned aircraft, while attempting to calm privacy fears with an online statement. 7. POT LUCK IN NYC Starting in March, people arrested on low-level marijuana possession charges will be released with appearance tickets if they have ID and no open warrants. 8. WHAT'S SQUEEZING SOME HUB AIRPORTS American-US Airways mega carrier could lose one or two of the combined eight focus cities. 9. WHERE OBAMA WILL CELEBRATE PRESIDENTS DAY The commander in chief will get some downtime on Florida's Atlantic Coast. 10. A VALENTINE WEDDING THE BRIDE'S FAMILY WANTED NO PART OF An Argentine woman marries the man convicted of killing her twin sister.


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